Match ends, Southend United 3, Wigan Athletic 1.
League One leaders Wigan suffered a shock defeat at Southend as Chris Powell continued his fantastic start as Shrimpers boss.
Powell, who has become the first permanent Blues boss to win his first three games in charge, saw his side go in front after just three minutes when Michael Turner headed home a right-wing free-kick from Stephen McLaughlin.
Southend went further in front in the 36th minute when Simon Cox played in Marc-Antoine Fortune, who fired home a low left-footed shot against his former side for his first goal since October.
Cox came close to making it 3-0 before Wigan got back into the game in the 67th minute when substitute James Vaughan volleyed Nathan Byrne's right-wing cross into the bottom left-hand corner of the net.
However, the Shrimpers stood firm and made sure of their win in the 83rd minute with Michael Kightly firing home the rebound after Christian Walton had parried out a well-struck shot from Cox.
Match report supplied by the Press Association.
- 5FerdinandBooked at 31mins
- 7KightlySubstituted forMcGlashanat 90+5'minutes
- 10CoxSubstituted forHarrisonat 85'minutes
- 9FortunéSubstituted forLadapoat 70'minutes
- 22DunkleyBooked at 47mins
- 11MasseySubstituted forVaughanat 61'minutesBooked at 90mins
- 25PowellBooked at 43minsSubstituted forColcloughat 87'minutes
- 17JacobsSubstituted forRobertsat 61'minutes
- Andy Woolmer
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Southend United 3, Wigan Athletic 1.
Substitution, Southend United. Jermaine McGlashan replaces Michael Kightly.
James Vaughan (Wigan Athletic) is shown the yellow card.
Attempt missed. Sam Morsy (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner.
Attempt missed. Shayon Harrison (Southend United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.
Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Ryan Colclough replaces Nick Powell.
Substitution, Southend United. Shayon Harrison replaces Simon Cox.
Goal! Southend United 3, Wigan Athletic 1. Michael Kightly (Southend United) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner.
Hand ball by Simon Cox (Southend United).
Foul by Michael Timlin (Southend United).
Nick Powell (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Delay in match Michael Turner (Southend United) because of an injury.
Michael Turner (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by James Vaughan (Wigan Athletic).
Attempt missed. James Vaughan (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
Substitution, Southend United. Freddie Ladapo replaces Marc-Antoine Fortuné because of an injury.
Attempt missed. Dan Burn (Wigan Athletic) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.
Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Michael Turner.
Goal! Southend United 2, Wigan Athletic 1. James Vaughan (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Nathan Byrne.